New CEO for Council on the Ageing WA
Council on the Ageing Western Australia (COTA WA) has named Christine Allen as their new CEO. She will begin her role on 25 March 2019.
Allen joins COTA WA, from Leading Age Services Australia where she has been serving as the WA State Manager since 2016.
“As we enter an era of unprecedented growth in our ageing population, I’m delighted to be offered this opportunity to represent Western Australia’s seniors. As the incoming CEO, I look forward to ‘turning up the volume’ on the voices of older Western Australians,” said Allen.
Allen has 15 years of leadership experience in the not-for-profit sector. Prior to joining Leading Age Services Australia, she spent 10 years with the Perth Convention Bureau where she held senior leadership roles including Managing Director, General Manager and Chief Financial Officer.
President of COTA WA, Ron Regan said he was very pleased to have secured the services of “such an outstanding, experienced and proven senior executive as Christine Allen to lead the organisation into the future”.
“I wish to place on record my appreciation to outgoing CEO, Mark Teale, for his contribution to COTA WA over the past two years, and wish him well in his new endeavours,” said Regan.
Celebrating 60 years of service in 2019, Council on the Ageing Western Australia has been working since 1959 towards an equitable, just and inclusive society in which older people can flourish. It is a member of COTA Australia which is the national policy and advocacy arm of the COTA Federation.